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The Refuge director Randy Kohler is getting ready to open Compassion House, a homeless shelter for men operated by The Refuge, in Detroit Lakes. BRIAN BASHAM/TRIBUNE

New homeless shelter for men set for grand opening Friday

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“From homeless to wholeness” is the motto — and the mission — of the Compassion House, the new men’s shelter set to open its doors to the public for the first time this Friday, May 17, in Detroit Lakes.


There will be tours of the facility offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony set at 12:30 p.m., to be followed by a light lunch for all attendees.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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